Miracle

Synopsis: The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
Director(s): Gavin O'Connor
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  2 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
68
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
PG
Year:
2004
135 min
$64,329,473
Website
851 Views


level of conditioning, speed, creativity

and, most of all, team chemistry.

Is this what you use

at the University of Minnesota?

We've been phasing it in, yeah, but...

He has won three NCAA titles.

Walter, we don't have years,

we have months.

Can you teach a bunch of kids that have

never played together a whole new style?

OK, look...

What if these kids

can't pick it up fast enough?

We all know we're

a long shot for a medal,

- but we don't want to get embarrassed.

- That's right.

Bob, four years ago,

our Olympic team lost

to the Czech B-team 15 to one.

I don't think we can embarrass ourselves

any more than that.

That's assuming they don't go pro.

I'd have a hard time giving up good

money to finish sixth at Lake Placid.

It's a tough draw, Herb. Tough draw.

It's tough even if we don't play

the Soviets. What happens if we do?

We put our best on the ice with them

last year. Professional all-stars.

- They still beat us.

- Not because you weren't good enough.

All-star teams fail because they rely

solely on the individuals' talent.

The Soviets win

because they take that talent and use it

in a system designed

for the betterment of the team.

My goal is to beat them

at their own game.

Beat the best team in the world.

Gold medalists

in '64, '68, '72 and '76.

It's a pretty lofty goal, Herb.

Lou, that's why I wanna pursue it.

Well, fellas, any more questions?

- I'm good.

- No.

That's it for me. Thanks very much.

- Herb, thanks.

- Thank you, Bob. I appreciate it.

- Hey.

- It's coming down out there.

- Where are the kids?

- I gave them away.

How did it go?

I'm not their guy.

They only had me come out there

because two other coaches said no.

I think they're

still looking East Coast.

- What's that?

- It's a costume party, Herb. Come on.

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Eric Guggenheim

Eric Guggenheim (born October 22, 1973) is an American screenwriter. He graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1995. Two years later he sold a script, Trim, to Fox 2000 at age 23. Following that, he wrote an unproduced drama for Warner Bros. and a one-hour drama pilot for USA Network. In 2004, Guggenheim wrote the feature film Miracle. Guggenheim is currently a writer, executive producer and co-showrunner of the CBS series Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I.. Before that he spent four seasons as a writer on the NBC series Parenthood. His brothers are screenwriters Marc Guggenheim and David Guggenheim. more…

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